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2020 CAMP CATALOG Experiences & Adventures For All Abilities


DEAR FRIENDS, As we begin a new year in 2020, we embark on our 65th year of providing high quality experiences and programs that empower the families we serve and their loved ones. Thank you for trusting us for 65 years! To ensure our programs meet your expectations and needs, we ask for feedback each time we serve you. Based on your experiences and feedback, and program demand, we have made a variety of changes for the 2020 season. What does this mean for you and camping services? • In 2020 Camp Eden Wood in Eden Prairie will provide an expanded Day Camp program. As one of our highest demand programs, we are excited to be making this change and open more opportunities for families and their loved ones to receive this experience. For campers who prefer the overnight camp, we have created additional capacity at Camp Friendship in Annandale and Camp Courage North near Bemidji. • As we aspire to our value of safety and understanding of the complexities of the participants we serve, we have changed the way in which we register participants for 2020. An application will be considered complete and ready for True Friends staff review when all documents and questionnaires have been received. Applications will not be processed or reviewed until all documents and questionnaires have been received. • How we collect information regarding medications has been updated. Please see page 5 to learn about required documents to streamline the process for individuals attending multiple sessions. Medication information will be collected from both a medication list provided by a health care professional, as well as a separate True Fiends Medication Administration Record. As always, we also require individuals to pre-set their medications in packs to bring to camp. Other highlights and reminders regarding Summer Camp 2020 include: • Deposits are required for private paying participants. Participants responsible for paying a deposit will not have their application processed until a full deposit is received. • A Coordinated Service Support Plan (CSSP)/Consumer Support Plan (CSP) is required for individuals using Waivered Service Funds (BI, CAC, CADI, DD, CDCS, EW). The CSSP/CSP must be sent with your application. Applications will not be confirmed or processed until a CSSP/CSP has been received. Please contact your Case Manager to obtain a copy or for additional questions. • Financial Assistance is a benefit in choosing the True Friends family of services. True Friends offers a limited financial assistance program to help those in financial need attend a camp session. Our finance team is available to discuss payment plans, financial assistance, and other funding avenues available to you to pay for camp. If you have any questions about the application contact the Customer Relations team at 952.852.0101 or registration@truefriends.org. If you have questions regarding payments or financial assistance contact the Finance Team at 952.852.0132 or payments@truefriends.org. We look forward to seeing you this summer! In friendship,

Conor McGrath, Director of Camping

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Developmental Disability Programs

Physical Disability Programs

Partner Camps and Other Programs


MISSION

Provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities.

VISION

A world where experiences and adventures are open to individuals of all abilities.

VALUES

About True Friends

Empowerment Experience Integrity Safety Sustainability

True Friends is a nonprofit agency providing life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities. We welcome individuals ages 5+ with and without diagnosed disabilities, including developmental or physical disabilities, or health conditions. True Friends’ programs include camp, respite, therapeutic horseback riding, conference and retreat, travel, and team building; serving over 25,000 individuals annually. With locations near Maple Lake, Annandale, Plymouth, Eden Prairie, and Bemidji, True Friends serves individuals in Minnesota and throughout the United States. True Friends Camping programs and facilities are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), a national peer-review accreditation program designed to set the professional standards for accredited camp programs and facilities.

CONTENT 4

Applying to Camp

11 True Strides

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Health Care Information at True Friends

12 Camp Friendship

6 Pre-Set Medications, Supporting Campers

15 Camp Eden Wood

for a Successful Experience, Our Staff

16 Camp Courage North

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A Bird's Eye View of Camp

18 Adventure Trips

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Camp Courage

19 Transportation 3


APPLYING TO CAMP Collect Your Documents

Apply Online

Collect all documents needed to register prior to starting the application and determine your care ratio.

Don't forget to register early! Apply online at truefriends.org/register-pay. Have your catalog nearby for reference.

Collect Your Documents

Apply Online

Collect all documents needed to register prior to starting the application and determine your care ratio.

Don't forget to register early! Apply online at truefriends.org/register-pay. Have your catalog nearby for reference.

You Are Registered for Camp! You will receive a second email confirming we have reviewed your application and necessary documents. You are officially registered!

You Are Registered for Camp!

Confirmation Packet

You will receive a second email confirming we have reviewed your application and necessary documents. You are officially registered!

You will receive a confirmation packet in about three weeks with additional information including check-in/check-out times.

Confirmation Packet

If you don't hear from us within You will receive a confirmation three weeks, please call, your packet in about three weeks with application may be incomplete. additional information including check-in/check-out times. If you don't hear from us within three weeks, please call, your application may be incomplete.

Reminder Email

Application Received! Once you submit your application, you will receive an email confirming we have received it. You will also be prompted to ensure you have completed all the necessary deposits/documents and health care questionnaires. All applications will be on Once you submit your application, you will hold until the required documents/payments receive an email confirming we have received are received. it. You will also be prompted to ensure you have completed all the necessary deposits/documents and health care questionnaires. All applications will be on hold until the required documents/payments are received.

Application Received!

Welcome to Camp!

About a month before camp, you will receive a reminder email that will provide final details about coming to camp.

Please follow the instructions in your confirmation packet about check-in dates, times, and requirements.

About a month before camp, you will receive a reminder email that will provide final details about coming to camp.

Please follow the instructions in your confirmation packet about check-in dates, times, and requirements.

Reminder Email

Welcome to Camp!

Paper Applicants When applying for any True Friends program, please consider using our online system. Applying online reduces our impact on the environment and improves communication about the status of your application. Our Customer Relations team can help you apply online Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. by calling 952.852.0101.

Paper Applicants Paper applications with an email address will be contacted the same way from step 3. Those without an email address will be contacted via phone or through the United States Postal Office. Paper applications can be sent to: When applying for any True Friends program, please consider using our online system. Applying online reduces our True Friends, 10509 108th St. NW, Annandale, MN 55302 or scanned in and emailed to registration@truefriends.org. impact on the environment and improves communication about the status of your application. Our Customer Relations team can help you apply online Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. by calling 952.852.0101.

Deposits, Cancellations, & Property Damage

Paper applications with an email address will be contacted the same way from step 3. Those without an email Deposits are required to attend camp. Applications will not be confirmed or processed until a deposit has been address will be contacted via phone or through the United States Postal Office. Paper applications can be sent to: received. Deposits will be applied toward the total cost. Deposits can be paid by credit card or check. Deposits are True Friends, 10509 108th St. NW, Annandale, MN 55302 or scanned in and emailed to registration@truefriends.org. not required for individuals using waivered or county funds, as well as adoption assistance to pay for your session.

Deposits, Cancellations, & Property Damage

All advanced fees paid will be refunded in full if notice is received in the True Friends office 30 days prior to the applicant's session. If less than 30 days' notice is received, all but the deposit will be refunded. Waivered and Deposits are required to attend camp. Applications will not be confirmed or processed until a deposit has been county funds, as well as adoption assistance funds, do not pay cancellations fees, therefore participants/guardians received. Deposits will be applied toward the total cost. Deposits can be paid by credit card or check. Deposits are will be billed accordingly. not required for individuals using waivered or county funds, as well as adoption assistance to pay for your session.

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True Friends may seek compensation from participants and/or guardians for the replacement or repair of property All advanced fees paid will be refunded in full if notice is received in the True Friends office 30 days prior to the damaged while attending camp. applicant's session. If less than 30 days' notice is received, all but the deposit will be refunded. Waivered and county funds, as well as adoption assistance funds, do not pay cancellations fees, therefore participants/guardians will be billed accordingly.


HEALTH CARE INFORMATION AT TRUE FRIENDS True Friends serves a variety of individuals with a variety of diagnosis, disabilities, or conditions. By providing detailed and up-to-date information about each individual through our application process, including documents and questionnaires, we are able to provide a safe and successful experience for the individual, staff, and caregivers. Staff regularly reference the information shared with us to make decisions about the care needed, supervision support, and to enhance the experience of each individual. In 2020, True Friends is taking another step forward to enhance our programs and services by requiring all participants to provide necessary documents at the time of registration. Applications will not be reviewed or confirmed without all the necessary documentation.

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PRE-SET MEDICATIONS All medications must be pre-set prior to arriving at check-in. To learn more about pre-setting your medications, visit our website at truefriends.org/forms and click on Pre-Set Medications. Individuals who do not pre-set their medications prior to arriving at check-in can expect to spend an additional two to four hours at check-in. Please pre-set your medications prior to arriving at camp.

SUPPORTING CAMPERS FOR A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE True Friends partners with families and caregivers to make each individual’s experience successful. In order for us to do this we need caregivers and families to provide extensive information about each individual. True Friends acknowledges not all individuals are appropriate for the “camp-type” setting in which the program is provided. True Friends is a licensed home and community based basic support service; we are not an intensive or crisis service organization. Therefore, True Friends reserves the right to deny services to individuals who we believe pose a safety threat to themselves, other individuals, and/or employees.

MOTIVATED, CARING, AND HIGHLY TRAINED STAFF Our amazing staff are the reason individuals love True Friends Camps. We hand pick our team from hundreds of applicants from across the country and the world. Our outstanding staff members are college students, young professionals, and teachers who share a passion for working with people of all walks and rolls of life. No matter their previous experience, True Friends staff attend between 1-3 weeks of in-person training and 12 hours of online courses to prepare them to care for the needs of each individual. Staff are trained by our Registered Nurses and camping professionals; from verbal cues to total assistance, our staff are here to help parents and caregivers sleep easy and give individuals a positive camp experience like no other.

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A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF CAMP Every day is a new adventure at True Friends Camps. Each of our four locations deliver quality care, trained staff, and amazing opportunities for fun, growth, and friendships. Our camp managers and their teams are dedicated to providing positive, life-changing experiences. Whether you have been attending a True Friends Camp for years or if you are just entertaining the idea, we know the choice to send your loved one to camp is done with great care. In order to paint a more complete picture of camp, below are some of our intentional program elements.

CAMP LIFE AND CABIN PLACEMENTS Our camp managers, with the help of their seasonal leadership team, read each application in order to create an environment for success. Cabins and day camp groups are assigned with session, gender, age, sensory needs, and routine in mind. Staff live in the cabins with individuals to provide the highest level of care. Campers will work with a team of staff members to ensure each individual's unique needs are fulfilled. Staff will get up during the night to attend to homesickness, illness, bathroom reminders, and personal care assistance, but True Friends Camps do not provide 24-hour awake staff.

HEALTH CARE The care of our participants is our number one priority. Each of our camps have a team of Camp Nursing Assistants. These high-level medical and nursing students pass medications, are onsite 24 hours a day, have advanced training in first aid, and give out popsicles on hot days. Individuals going on one of the Adventure Trips will be supported by a staff member who is a Wilderness First Responder.Â

SPECIAL DIETS We know camp is a change of scenery, but that does not mean it has to be a complete lifestyle change. Our fantastic kitchen team will meet individual dietary needs. For overnight programs, meals are served at 8:00 or 8:30 a.m. (depending on location/program), 12:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. The majority of special diet requirements can be met onsite or on a trip program. Day camp programs provide lunch and snacks as needed throughout the day.

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ADULT RETREAT

Camp Courage has 240 acres along scenic lakeshore, woods, and fields near Maple Lake, Minnesota on beautiful Cedar Lake. We offer multiple meeting

This camp experience is perfect for individuals who enjoy rekindling old friendships and creating new ones. Customize the vacation by choosing activities that challenge and interest each camper. Explore hiking trails, a state of the art wheelchair accessible challenge ropes course and zip-line, swimming pool, tubing, fishing, casino night, live music night – it’s all part of the adventure. True Strides Individuals in these programs can participate in the True Strides horse program. Learn more on page 11.

facilities, wheelchair accessible high ropes challenge course, horse therapy, and many trails to explore. Please see grid for registration information.

CAMP OASIS

CAMP COURAGE 8046 83RD ST. NW, MAPLE LAKE, MN 55358 952.222.1053

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Developmental Disability Programs

Physical Disability Programs

Dealing with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as a child, is challenging which is why the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation proudly established Camp Oasis over a decade ago. This co-ed residential summer camp program enriches the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by providing them with a safe and supportive camp community. Individuals may participate in sports and activities, create friendships with people who truly understand them, gain confidence and independence, and put aside their troubles to just be a kid. Partner Camps and Other Programs


camp Courage Programs MDA SUMMER CAMP

CAMP CAMBRIA

MDA Summer Camp is a magical place where anything is possible. This camp is available to children registered with MDA and diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease covered by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Camp gives individuals a chance to discover new interests while gaining self-confidence, friendships, and independence. Every activity is adapted to the abilities of the individual.

Join the Arthritis Foundation’s annual Camp Cambria for individuals with juvenile arthritis or related conditions. Emphasis is placed on involvement in activities the participant may not experience otherwise.

POWER SOCCER FAMILY CAMP Power Soccer Family Camp, hosted by the United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA), is like no other. Individuals from beginner to advanced will learn drills, skills, techniques, and strategies in the sport of Power Soccer. The instruction will be taught by elite players and coaches with some of the most knowledgable minds in the sport today. Participants will also experience other activities such as swimming, pontoon rides, obstacle course, and zip-lining. The extra activities, on top of all the Power Soccer an individual can handle, makes for a fun and incredible experience that will form friendships and memories to last a lifetime!

CAMP LIVIN' Sponsored by the LIVIN Foundation and Brighter Days Grief Center, Camp LIVIN' is a family camp designed for those that have lost someone to suicide and would benefit from a supportive camp environment as they cope. Throughout this weekend family camp, families have the opportunity to strengthen relationships, develop a support network, and encourage emotional healing in a fun, supportive environment.

GLUTEN FREE KIDS CAMP Sponsored by Raising Our Celiac Kids, Twin Cities, and many generous food donors, this gluten-free camp offers all of the joys of classic camp with an entirely gluten-free menu. Food is made in a safe and dedicated gluten-free kitchen. Individuals diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance are encouraged to attend this program where they can make new friends in an environment free of worry.

CAMP SWEET LIFE Camp Sweet Life is a week-long camp for youth with Type 1 diabetes. Under professional medical supervision, Camp Sweet Life provides a safe environment so kids with Type 1 diabetes can have an outdoor, summer camp experience, just like any other kid. 9


camp Courage Programs DATES DAYS PROGRAM NAME TYPE SESSION AGES

HIGH 1:1

MED 1:3

LOW 1:5

DEPOSIT*

May 29-31

Fri.-Sun.

Camp LIVIN'

– 6+

June 7-12

Sun.-Fri.

MDA Camp

Learn more or apply online: ssamek@mdausa.org – 8-17

June 14-19

Sun.-Fri.

MDA Camp

Learn more or apply online: ssamek@mdausa.org 8-17

July 12-18 Sun.-Sat. Camp Oasis

7-17

July 19-24

Gluten Free Kids Camp

Learn more or apply online: twincitiesrock.org 7-17

July 19-24 Sun.-Fri.

Power Soccer Family Camp

– All Ages

July 26-31

Sun.-Fri.

Camp Cambia

Learn more at CampCambria.org 8-17

Aug. 2-6

Sun.-Thurs.

Camp Sweet Life

Learn more or apply online: campsweetlife.org 8-15

Aug. 10-15

Mon.-Sat.

Adult Retreat

801T

22+

$2,075

$1,775 $1,275

$300

Aug. 10-15

Mon.-Sat.

Adult Retreat With True Strides

802T

22+

$2,130 $1,625

$300

Aug. 10-19

Mon.-Wed.

Adult Retreat

803T

22+

$3,460

$2,960 $2,125

$500

Aug. 10-19

Mon.-Wed.

Adult Retreat With True Strides

804T

22+

$3,325 $2,475

$500

Sun.-Fri.

camp@livinfoundation.org livinfoundation.org Questions: 952.832.5517

Questions: 952.832.5517

Call 646.943.7480 or email camp@crphnscolitisfoundation.org

To learn more visit powersoccerusa.org or to apply email steve.everett@powersoccerusa.org or call 562.449.8664

T = Transportation available. *Deposit is the same regardless of care ratio.

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Developmental Disability Programs

Physical Disability Programs

Partner Camps and Other Programs


True Friends Horse Therapy is a core service of the True Friends organization, providing individuals of all abilities the year-round opportunity for equine-assisted activities in

True

Strides

the form of Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding, and horsemanship experiences. During the camp season, we provide individuals the opportunity to engage with a horse through horsemanship experiences. Depending on the camper, the horsemanship experience may include riding a horse with staff assistance, or it may mean interacting with a horse in other ways including grooming, feeding, or petting.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

for the Mounted Portion of True Strides Horse Camps

There is limited availability for all True Strides sessions. We offer horse experiences and activities both mounted and unmounted. To ensure the safety of the camper, staff, and horse, there are strict criteria that must be followed to ensure a successful experience. In order toTrue participate in the riding portion of the camps an individual must fall within one of the following criteria: Strides

 ampers under 200 pounds. The camper must weigh under 200 pounds and have the ability to sit independently C with good head and trunk control without supports; sitting balanced on a moving surface. The individual must be able to independently swing leg up and over a horse from the mounting ramp safely while following verbal directions from True Strides staff. True

 ampers under 150 pounds. The individual must weigh under 150 pounds and have the ability to sit independently C with good head and trunk control. The individual must be able to bear weight and complete a pivot transfer from wheelchair (if used) onto a horse with minimal assist. True

 ampers under 90 pounds. The individual must weigh under 90 pounds to ride tandem with a True Strides trained C back rider. The individual must have independent head control while upright in sitting position with support of back rider.

Strides

Strides

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If a camper does not meet the above criteria, there are many other options available to experience a horse including brushing, feeding, petting, and simply observing the True Strides horses.

d i r t S T

ATTIRE FOR CAMPERS Campers will need to prepare for their time with True Strides and must dress appropriately, including wearing closed toed shoes and long pants. Staff recommend wearing sunscreen and sunglasses as well. Please note in the camper’s application and at check-in if the individual is sensitive to heat, as riding a horse outdoors can be warm in the summer. For more information call 952.852.0126. For a list of summer camp programs available with the True Strides add-on, please refer to the Camp Courage or Camp Friendship program grids on pages 10 and 14.

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Friendship Camp Friendship is located on 115 acres of scenic woodlands on Clearwater Lake just 60 miles northwest of the Twin Cities near Annandale, Minnesota. This camp offers modern cabins and

CLASSIC CAMP

facilities, dining hall, arts and crafts building, recreation hall, gymnasium, indoor pool, indoor and outdoor climbing walls, ropes course, and more. Please see grid for registration information.

Enjoy outdoor and lakefront activities, hikes, campfires, and cabin living. Meet new people and make friends with other participants and counselors while experiencing the best nature has to offer. Trained staff members provide personal cares and assistance as needed. True

Strides On certain weeks throughout the summer, campers in these programs can participate in the horse program. Learn more on page 14.

CAMP FRIENDSHIP 10509 108TH ST. NW, ANNANDALE, MN 55302 952.222.1051

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Physical Disability Programs

Partner Camps and Other Programs


camp friendship Programs CLASSIC CAMP WITH FISHING EXTRAVAGANZA

YOUTH RETREAT

Experience traditional camp with additional

youth who are looking to have a more

focus on fishing activities. Individuals will cast troubles away and reel in a great experience at the fishing session. Land a catch from a pontoon or dock, then learn how to clean and cook fish. Individuals also learn fishing strategies, species identification, boat safety, knot-tying, and more. Bait, tackle, and fishing poles are provided, though individuals may bring their own. Fishing is a part of the day with opportunities for other classic camp activities.

This camp experience is perfect for independent camp experience. Participants may customize their vacation by choosing activities that challenge and interest them. Explore aquatic activities, ropes course and zip-line, and explore traditional camp activities with some freedom to move from area to area. True Strides On certain weeks throughout the summer, campers in these programs can participate in the horse program. Learn more on page 14.

CAMP C.A.M.P.

CLASSIC CAMP WITH MOVIN’ AND GROOVIN’

Camp C.A.M.P (Connecting Among

Experience traditional camp with additional

Multiple People) is a structured program for individuals with higher functioning autism spectrum disorder and focuses on social skill learning and development. Participants practice asking to join activities, trying something new, sharing, and taking turns while participating in traditional camp activities. Participants build confidence in activities and social interactions among other campers facing similar challenges.

focus on dancing. Individuals will learn new dances and brush up on their moves. Trained staff members will include some classic favorites as well as new dances. This session is for music lovers looking to practice creativity, balance, and an active lifestyle through dance and movement. Dance instruction is a part of the day, with opportunities for other classic camp activities.

ADULT RETREAT This camp experience is perfect for individuals who enjoy rekindling old friendships and creating new ones. Participants may customize the vacation by choosing activities that challenge and interest them. Explore hiking trails, the accessible zip-line, ropes course, swimming pool, tubing, fishing – it’s all part of the adventure. 13


camp friendship Programs DATES DAYS PROGRAM NAME TYPE SESSION AGES

June 14-19

HIGH MED LOW 1:1 1:3 1:5 DEPOSIT*

Sun.-Fri.

Adult Retreat

202

22+

––

––

$1,275

$300

June 14-19 Sun.-Fri.

Classic Camp With True Strides

203

5+

$2,430

$2,130

––

$300

June 14-19

Sun.-Fri.

Classic Camp

204

5+

$2,075

$1,775

––

$300

June 21-30

Sun.-Tues. Adult Retreat

205T

22+

––

––

$2,125

$500

June 21-26

Sun.-Fri.

Adult Retreat

206T

22+

––

––

$1,275

$300

June 21-30

Sun.-Tues. Classic Camp

207T

5+

$3,460

$2,960

––

$500

June 21-26

Sun.-Fri.

Classic Camp

208T

5+

$2,075

$1,775

––

$300

June 28-July 3 Sun.-Fri.

Classic Camp

209

5+

$2,075

$1,775

––

$300

June 28-July 3 Sun.-Fri.

Adult Retreat

210

22+

––

––

$1,275

$300

June 28-July 3 Sun.-Fri.

Youth Retreat

211

7-21

––

$1,775 $1,275

$300

July 5-10

Sun.-Fri.

Classic Camp

212

5+

$2,075

$1,775

––

$300

July 5-10 Sun.-Fri.

Classic Camp With Fishing Extravaganza

213

5+

$2,075

$1,775

––

$300

July 5-10

Sun.-Fri.

Adult Retreat

214

22+

––

––

$1,275

$300

July 12-17 Sun.-Fri.

Classic Camp With Movin' & Groovin'

215

5+

$2,075

$1,775

––

$300

July 12-17

Sun.-Fri.

Classic Camp

216

5+

$2,075

$1,775

––

$300

July 19-24

Sun.-Fri.

Classic Camp

217T

5+

$2,075

$1,775

––

$300

July 19-24 Sun.-Fri.

Classic Camp With True Strides

218T

5+

$2,430

$2,130

––

$300

July 19-24

Sun.-Fri.

Adult Retreat

219T

22+

––

––

$1,275

$300

July 26-31

Sun.-Fri.

Classic Camp

220

5+

$2,075

$1,775

––

$300

July 26-31

Sun.-Fri.

Youth Retreat

221

7-21

––

$1,775 $1,275

$300

July 26-31 Sun.-Fri.

Youth Retreat With True Strides

222

7-21

––

$2,130 $1,630

$300

Aug. 2-7

Sun.-Fri.

Classic Camp

223

5+

$1,775

$300

Aug. 2-7

Sun.-Fri.

Camp C.A.M.P.

224

7-21

Aug. 9-13

Sun.-Thurs. Classic Camp

225

5+

Aug. 9-13

Sun.-Thurs. Adult Retreat

226

22+

$2,075 ––

––

$1,775 $1,275

$300

$1,730

$1,480

––

$300

––

––

$1,065

$300

T = Transportation available. *Deposit is the same regardless of care ratio.

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Partner Camps and Other Programs


CAMP EDEN WOOD 6350 INDIAN CHIEF ROAD, EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55346 952.222.1052

CAMP

Camp Eden Wood is tucked in the woods on Birch Island Lake just west of where I-494 meets Highway 62 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Campers enjoy modern cabins, hiking trails, basketball court, ropes course, day trips, and numerous other activities. Please see grid below for registration information.

DAY CAMP

CAMP ANGEL

Camp Eden Wood Day Camp is the perfect introduction

Camp Angel offers two traditional camp experiences for children (6-18) who have or have had a parent, grandparent, or caregiver with cancer. Camp Angel provides the opportunity for children to connect with other kids experiencing a similar situation, learn about the cancer diagnosis that has affected their family, and have fun! Through an innovative approach, children participate in various activities aimed at reducing stress, facilitating healthy communication, and teaching coping techniques.

to the camp experience. Your camper can spend their day playing ga-ga ball, climbing our high ropes course, working on arts and crafts projects, or spending time in our multi-sensory environment or gross motor room. Throughout the week we will take advantage of all the Twin Cities has to offer and take a variety of day trips to local lakes, pools, parks, museums, and more. Staff will support campers and participate alongside to ensure their safety while on our off-site adventures. Check-in is 7:30-9:00 a.m. and check-out is 4:30-6:00 p.m.

HIGH MED DATES DAYS PROGRAM NAME TYPE SESSION AGES 1:1 1:3 DEPOSIT*

6-18

erezac@mnangel.org 612.627.9000 ext. 507 • MNAngel.org

701

5+

$1,275

$1,075

$150

Day Camp

702

5+

$1,275

$1,075

$150

June 29-July 3 Mon.-Fri.

Day Camp

703

5+

$1,275

$1,075

$150

July 6-10

Mon.-Fri.

Day Camp

704

5+

$1,275

$1,075

$150

July 13-17

Mon.-Fri.

Day Camp

705

5+

$1,275

$1,075

$150

July 20-24

Mon.-Fri.

Day Camp

706

5+

$1,275

$1,075

$150

July 27-31

Mon.-Fri.

Day Camp

707

5+

$1,275

$1,075

$150

Aug. 3-6

Mon.-Thurs. Day Camp

708

5+

$1,020

$860

$150

Aug. 14-16

Fri.-Sun.

6-18

erezac@mnangel.org 612.627.9000 ext. 507 • MNAngel.org

June 10-11

Wed.-Thurs. Camp Angel

June 15-19

Mon.-Fri.

Day Camp

June 22-26

Mon.-Fri.

Camp Angel

*Deposit is the same regardless of care ratio.

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Camp

ARTS AND FISHING CAMPS

courage north

Located in the beautiful Paul Bunyan Forest, near Itasca State Park, this historic camp adds that “up north� feeling to

This session provides extra opportunities for individuals to spend time working on amazing art projects, fishing for walleye, or enjoying other exciting waterfront activities such as swimming, tubing, and kayaking. All experience levels are welcome. Whether participants prefer quiet relaxation or outrageous adventures, this session provides it all. Arts and Fishing Camp has separate youth and adult sessions available.

everything you do. Camp Courage North

BRAIN GAINS

promotes a tight-knit family atmosphere,

This session is designed for adults with mild to moderate brain injuries. Individuals will enjoy the great outdoors while attending groups led by skilled therapists from Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Participants will work on memory, time management, problem solving strategies, coping and social skills. Individuals also enjoy traditional camp and outdoor activities while increasing social and cognitive capacity.

and many opportunities for independence and leadership development. Meals are enjoyed outside under towering white and red pines and at night there is nothing cozier than time spent by the fire. Please see grid for registration information.

CAMP DISCOVERY 1 AND 2 In partnership with Autism Society of MN (AuSM), Camp Discovery is ideal for youth and young adults with an autism spectrum disorder who benefit from a high degree of structure and enjoy small group events. In addition to all of the great traditional camp activities, individuals also participate in programs that focus on special interests and making a connection with others.

CAMP COURAGE NORTH 37569 NORTH COURAGE DRIVE, LAKE GEORGE, MN 56458 952.222.1054

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Developmental Disability Programs

Physical Disability Programs

Partner Camps and Other Programs


camp Courage North Programs RADIO CAMP

ADULT MUSIC AND MOVEMENT This is a perfect session for individuals who want access to the full menu of traditional camp activities that Camp Courage North has to offer, plus additional daily opportunities to sing, dance, and play the days away. Some of the specialized programs offered may include: surprise guest musicians, yoga classes, song-writing, dance instruction, moonlit jam sessions, and more. All skill levels are encouraged to apply for this brand-new program.

In partnership with the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham Program, individuals enjoy a week of ham radio fun and learning along with traditional camp activities. Individuals will make new friends while building an on-air community that continues year-round. Earn a ham radio license or learn new operating skills, guided by currently licensed operators. Enjoy small group skill classes and extra on-air time. Instructors are experienced amateur radio operators from across the nation. Wireless Internet is available in select locations.

HEMOPHILIA CAMP In collaboration with the Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota, individuals explore the outdoors in this great summer session. This session is ideal for youth with hemophilia and other related bleeding disorders. Take advantage of safe facilities and the great outdoors. Participants have multiple opportunities for developing leadership skills. This year teens will have the opportunity for an extra two days of leadership programing at the start of the session.

DATES DAYS PROGRAM NAME TYPE SESSION AGES

HIGH MED LOW 1:1 1:3 1:5 DEPOSIT*

June 14-19

Sun.-Fri.

Camp Discovery 1

18+ To apply, contact Ben, Director of

June 21-26

Sun.-Fri

Camp Discovery 2

10-17

Youth Arts and Fishing

901T

7-17

$1,730

$1,480 $1,065 $300

July 5-9

Sun.-Thurs. Adult Music and Movement

902T

18+

$1,730

$1,480 $1,065 $300

July 5-9

Sun.-Thurs. Brain Gains

903T

18+

$1,730

$1,480 $1,065 $300

July 10-17

Fri.-Fri.

Hemophilia Camp

7-17 To apply, call 651.406.8655 or info@hfmd.org

July 21-28

Tues.-Tues.

Radio Camp

For questions, call Pemdy Aasland at 18+ 612.775.2291 or toll-free at 866.426.3442

Adult Arts and Fishing

904T

June 29-July 3 Mon.-Fri.

July 31-Aug. 4 Fri.-Tues.

AuSM Camping programs at 651.647.1083 • camp@ausm.org

18+

$1,730

$1,480 $1,065 $300

T = Transportation available. *Deposit is the same regardless of care ratio.

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Led by a trained wilderness guide who promotes independence and growth, Adventure Trips foster friendships, build skills, raise adrenaline, and enhance

ADVENTURE TRIPS

confidence through exploration of the great outdoors. All trips depart from Camp Courage, Maple Lake.

BWCA TEEN ADVENTURE

NORTH SHORE

Individuals will embark on a 4-day, 3-night adventure

Individuals will stay at state park sites

through the BWCA. The group will be shuttled to

along the North Shore of MN, exploring

Magnetic Lake where they will paddle northwest

the Lake Superior wilderness, viewing

along the US/Canadian border, while crossing

waterfalls, swimming, fishing, and hiking.

several bodies of water including the Pine River,

This trip is light on carrying gear, but heavy

Clover, Granite River, Gneiss, Maraboef, Saganaga,

on adventure.

and Seagull River. Along these routes, campers will experience scenic waterfalls, rushing rapids, camping on islands, and sleeping under the stars as they make their way back to Voyageur Outfitters.

WISCONSIN With rock climbing at Governor Dodge State Park and Devils Lake, canoeing the Wisconsin River, hiking to see waterfalls at

NORTHWOODS AUTISM ADVENTURE

Willow River State Park, this is the perfect

In collaboration with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), this week-long trip is tailored to the needs of teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder. Individuals will have the opportunity to delve into many wilderness adventure challenges such as hiking, biking, white water rafting, rock climbing and more. Applications will be shared with AuSM and those new to the community will receive a complimentary year-long membership.

trip for adventure.

NORTH COUNTRY Beginning with a visit to the Headwaters of the Mississippi in Itasca State Park, campers will explore the home of Charles Lindberg, hike Savanah Portage, tame the white water of the Kettle River, and rock climb at Banning State Park.

DATES DAYS PROGRAM NAME TYPE SESSION AGES

MED LOW 1:3 1:5

DEPOSIT*

July 5-10

Sun.- Fri.

North Shore

810

11-17

$1,775

– $300

July 12-17

Sun.- Fri.

Wisconsin

811

11-17

$1,775

$300

July 19-24

Sun.- Fri.

North Country

812

11-17

$1,775

$300

Aug. 2-7

Sun.- Fri.

BWCA Teen Adventure

813

14-17

$1,775 $1,275 $300

Aug. 2-7

Sun.- Fri.

Northwoods Autism Adventure

814

14-17

$1,775

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Developmental Disability Programs

Physical Disability Programs

Partner Camps and Other Programs

$300


TRANSPORTATION For some camp sessions, we can help with transportation to camp. Session numbers ending with "T" indicate transportation is available. Rides depart from and return to various locations depending on the camp session: see the grid below for more information. Pick up/drop off times will be noted in the confirmation packet. DATE DAY PROGRAM SESSION STARTING LOCATION

Camp Courage North June 29

Mon. Youth Arts and Fishing

901T

8046 83rd ST NW Maple Lake MN 55358

July 5

Sun. Adult Music and Movement

902T

3915 Golden Valley Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55422

July 5

Sun.

Brain Gains

903T

3915 Golden Valley Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55422

July 31

Fri. Adult Arts and Fishing

904T

3915 Golden Valley Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55422

6350 Indian Chief Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Camp Friendship June 21

Sun Adult Retreat

205T

June 21

Sun. Adult Retreat

206T

June 21

Sun. Classic Camp

207T

June 21

Sun. Classic Camp

208T

July 19

Sun. Classic Camp

217T

July 19

Sun. Classic Camp With True Strides 218T

July 19

Sun Adult Retreat

219T

Camp Courage Aug. 10

Mon. Adult Retreat

801T

6350 Indian Chief Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Aug. 10

Mon. Adult Retreat With True Strides

802T

Aug. 10

Mon. Adult Retreat

803T

Aug. 10

Mon. Adult Retreat With True Strides

804T

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10509 108th Street NW Annandale, MN 55302

Camp Tours

Camp is an adventure with many new experiences and people to meet, and sometimes it’s nice to see the space and meet staff before arriving. True Friends offers camp tours by appointment. To arrange a tour, call 952.852.0101

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2020 Camp Catalog  

The 2020 Summer Camp Catalog is here! Check out all the great new and returning sessions at all four locations.

2020 Camp Catalog  

The 2020 Summer Camp Catalog is here! Check out all the great new and returning sessions at all four locations.

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